10 of the best outfits at the Melbourne Cup


The race that stops a nation is over.

But Melbourne Cup isn’t just about the horses.

The Myer Fashions on the Field competition is where the best-dressed parade their outfits.

The top frocks have been picked, and the winner is a stylish, bright-red midi-length pencil number with puffy, fluffy sleeves, paired with a straw boater perched at a jaunty angle.

The runners-up wore a brown midi-length dress with a matching pillbox fascinator, and a modest, emerald-green frock with a contrasting floral red fascinator.

Though the official winners may be picked by Australia’s fashion elite, there are many other frocks that were seen on the field that are glamorous, sophisticated and perfect for a day at the races, even in the rain.

Bright colours and prints feature heavily, as do midi-length pencil dresses.

Here are 10 of the best outfits on the field at the Melbourne Cup.

Model Elyse Knowles

Actress Nathalie Kelly


Model Meghan Gale


Singer Tahlia Aubusson

Model Simon Holtznagel

Miss Australia 2017 Olivia Molly Rogers


Presenter and influencer Abby Gelmi

Journalist Kate Waterhouse


Radio host Kristen Henry

Politician Julie Bishop and her partner David Panton